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"Tame Your Sweet Tooth" week 2

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"I give myself such good advice...."

Yeah, Alice, I know.

Thing is, if SparkPeople thinks that I will be shocked (and I mean SHOCKED!) to find out that sweet things contain sugar... what? How is that even plausible? I may be crazy, but I am not self-delusional. I am fully aware that my favorite oatmeal has something in it to make it taste yummy, rather than like soggy cardboard (which is what plain oatmeal tastes like. You know it does. Don't lie.) But it tastes good and I eat it.

I guess having this challenge at the back of my head helped, to some extent, this past week. When people left sweet stuff in the lunchroom at work, rather than in the office, I usually walked right past it. But in the office... well, it was there. And it smelled so good. And I won't lie--that chocolate glazed Dunkin Donuts donut was amazing. So worth it. Some of the other stuff, though, was less so. So, I guess proximity is an issue.

Time, it seems, helps. I am beginning to realize that it rarely tastes as good as I hope it will when I want it. That makes it easier... unless it's right in front of me. Hey, I'm working on it, ok?

This is the kind of thing that can only be done one tiny little step at a time. With frequent pauses for cake.

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